Category Archives: Blues

R&B Boogie Woogie

Drop by to play along with the second of a two-part episode exploring an eclectic blend of boogie woogie, in the key of rhythm and blues. There will be enough piano pounding, toe-tapping, and slick percussion to feed the need for musical speed in our show this week. The usual suspects will keep the line moving and we’ll also bring out some old favorites including performances from Hadda Brooks, Gladys Bentley, Oscar’s Chicago Swingers, Rosco Gordon and Albert Ammons. This second episode keeps true to the sound that surfaced in the early century, blending juke joint rhythms and house party dance celebrations. Be sure to check us out on our new web site player or at the Live365 web site.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Freddie Slack Rockin' The Boogie Boogie Woogie [Disc 8] Amazon
3Joe Lutcher Rockin' Boogie (04-19-47) 1947 Amazon
4The Treniers Rock-a-Beatin Boogie Roots Of Rock & Roll – Rough And Rowdy [Disc 10] Amazon
5Big Joe Turner Boogie Woogie Country Girl Big Joe Turner: The Definitive Blues Collection [[Disc 2]] Amazon
6Rosco Gordon T Model Boogie Let's Get High (B) Amazon
7Hadda Brooks Swingin' The Boogie I've Got News For You [Disc 2] Amazon
8Nellie Lutcher Lake Charles Boogie Hurry On Down Amazon
9Gladys Bentley Boogie'n My Woogie Boogie Woogie Gals – 1939-57 Amazon
10Mabel Scott Baseball Boogie Baseball A Film By Ken Burns – Original Soundtrack Recording Amazon
11Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings Boogie Woogie Stomp Boogie Woogie Stomp! Amazon
12Champion Jack Dupree Dupree Shake Dance Juke Joint Jump: A Boogie Woogie Celebration Amazon
13Pinetop Perkins Pinetop's Boogie Woogie Let's Drink Some Juice… Amazon
14Little Brother Montgomery No Special Rider Blues Boogie Woogie Stomp! Amazon
15Roosevelt Sykes Blues n' Boogie Chicago Boogie Amazon
16Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers Dripper's Boogie Vol. 2 – Dripper's Boogie Amazon
17Amos Milburn Roomin' House Boogie Down The Road Apiece -The Best Of Amos Milburn Amazon
18Roy Brown Boogie Woogie Blues Good Rockin' Tonight Amazon
19Sir Charles Thompson Mister Boogie Juke Joint Jump: A Boogie Woogie Celebration Amazon
20Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five Tamburitza Boogie Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five / 1949 – 1950 Amazon
21Brownie McGhee Robbie-Doby Boogie Savoy Blues 1948-1954 [Disc 2] Amazon
22Frankie Lee Sims She Likes to Boogie Real Slow Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock & Roll/Volume 2 [Disc 5] Amazon
23Roy Milton Milton's Boogie Living The Blues – Jump Blues & Boogie Amazon
24Jake Porter Jake's Boogie in D Flat Hot R&B and Cool Blues 1946-52 Amazon
25Joey Thomas Hobo Boogie Jumpin' The Blues:MCA Label(ACE CD) Amazon
26Oscar's Chicago Swingers I Wonder Who's Boogiein' My Woogie Now Them Dirty Blues [Disc 2] Amazon
27Professor Longhair Boogie Woogie New Orleans Piano Amazon
28Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings Jitterbug Boogie Just For A Thrill / Live Amazon
29Eddie "Clean Head" Vinson Old Maid's Boogie Down Home Blues Amazon
30Little Walter Boogie Lone Star Amazon
31Annisteen Allen Bongo Boogie Boogie Woogie Gals – 1939-57 Amazon
32Amos Milburn Sax Shack Boogie Amos Milburn Rocks Amazon

9 Volt Heart

Deeper Roots goes free form this week with some classic country and blues right alongside tradition. From Pee Wee King to Memphis Minnie and Robert “Barbecue Bob” Hicks to Chuck Wills…we’ve got the goods. We’ll fill our Friday two hours with a delightful collection of music from the past one hundred years, live from the KOWS Cherry Street Historic District in downtown Santa Rosa, California. Got some sugar, radio memories, gospel rafter-raisers, and a track from Luke the Drifter…and remember….ninety-nine and a half just won’t do when you’re listening to the radio. Which is why we give you a hundred percent here on community radio. An eclectic blend of sounds that takes you back to the little Zenith or Silvertone that you put up to your ear, driven by that two-pronged nine-volt heart. Join us for some memories.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Charlie Musselwhite Christo Redemptor Stand Back! Amazon
3The Iguanas 9 Volt Heart Plastic Silver 9 Volt Heart Amazon
4Dave Alvin Border Radio Romeo's Escape Amazon
5Merle Haggard And The Strangers Silver Wings (24-Bit Digitally Remastered 06) Hag: The Best of Merle Haggard Amazon
6Rosanne Cash Black Cadillac Black Cadillac Amazon
7Pee Wee King (Vocal: Dick Lory) Catty Town Classic Rockabilly-Cool Cats & Hot Chicks Amazon
8Little Jimmy Dickens Country Boy Honky Tonk 1945-1953 [Disc 1] Amazon
9Hank Williams No, No Joe Beyond The Sunset Amazon
10The Spare Change Boys Policeman Classic Old-Time Music from Smithsonian Folkways Amazon
11Peetie Wheatstraw Doin' The Best I Can (Take A) Too Late, Too Late, More Newly Discovered Titles And Alternate Takes. Vol. 4 Amazon
12Barbecue Bob It Just Won't Hay Barbecue Bob Vol. 2 (1928 – 1929) Amazon
13Reverend Pearly Brown Ninety Nine And A Half Won't Do The Essential Guide To Gospel Amazon
14Bo Diddley Diddy Wah Diddy Bo Knows Bo Amazon
15Lead Belly Black Betty Lead Belly's Last Sessions Amazon
16Memphis Minnie New Dirty Dozen Queen Of Country Blues Amazon
17Charles Brown Don't Get Salty Sugar The Classic Earliest Recordings [Disc 3] Amazon
18Chuck Willis Sugar Sugar I Remember Chuck Willis / The King Of The Stroll Amazon
19Ray Batts Stealin' Sugar Bob Dylan – Radio Radio – Theme Time Radio Hour Volume Four [Disc 3] Amazon
20Merle Travis Too Much Sugar For A Dime Hot Pickin' [Disc 2] Amazon
21Mark Spoelstra Sugar Babe, It's All Over Now Classic Folk Music From Smithsonian Folkways Amazon
22Howlin' Wolf My Country Sugar Mama The Real Folk Blues Amazon
23Sister Rosetta Tharpe Up Above My Head Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Spirit of Gospel, Vol. 2 Amazon
24Sister Rosetta Tharpe Shout Sister Shout Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Spirit of Gospel, Vol. 2 Amazon
25Blind Willie McTell Lord, Send Me An Angel (Take 2) Too Late, Too Late, More Newly Discovered Titles And Alternate Takes. Vol. 4 Amazon
26Big Bill Broonzy Hey Hey An Introduction To Big Bill Broonzy Amazon
27Eric Clapton Hey Hey Unplugged Amazon
28Pee Wee King Slow Poke 1974-Country Music Hall Of Fam Amazon
29Les Paul & Mary Ford Tico, Tico Bye Bye Blues/Les and Mary Amazon
30Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant Flippin' the Lid Stratosphere Boogie Amazon
31Alden Howard/Dick Hyman I'll See You in My Dreams Sweet and Lowdown Amazon
32Bob Dylan Duquesne Whistle Tempest Amazon
33Peggy Lee Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba Amore d'Italia Amazon
34Hadda Brooks Bully Wully Boogie That's My Desire Amazon

Dope Head Blues

It’s one of the novelty topics but that’s only whistling in the graveyard now, isn’t it? An episode of vipers and wild nights backstage, a reflection of the party atmosphere and the debauchery that would often take place after long nights of performing and jiving. We’ll also touch on the devil’s weed, as it was once known before the recognition of Victorian sensibilities was ejected in favor of common sense. The music will include primarily blues and jazz but we’ll also dip into some later novelty sounds to keep us all honest with the topics of coke, opium, marijuana, and pills on the agenda. Sweet bath house sounds from Bette Midler, wistful sounds from Phil Lawrence and Dan Hicks take center stage alongside the music of The Cats & The Fiddle, Fats Waller, Barney Bigard, and Cab Calloway. Quite a lineup and quite a topic surrounded by junkies, reefers, hadacol concoctions, and mellow stuff…so we hope you’ll drop by on a Friday morning in Sonoma County.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Willie Mabon Got To Have Some I'm The Fixer : The Best Of The USA Records Sessions Amazon
3The Ink Spots That Cat Is High Cocaine Blues Amazon
4The Cats & The Fiddle Killin' Jive The Very Best Of Amazon
5The Spirits of Rhythm Junk Man Cocaine Blues Amazon
6Cleo Brown The Stuff Is Here And It's Mellow The Legendary Cleo Brown Amazon
7Champion Jack Dupree Junker's Blues ABC Of The Blues Vol 6 Amazon
8Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Junco Partner Louis Jordan: Let the Good Times Roll – The Anthology 1938-1953 Amazon
9Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks Long Comma Viper The Blue Thumb Years 1971-1973 Amazon
10Phil Lawrence Viper's Dream Mandolin Heaven Amazon
11Stuff Smith & His Onyx Club Boys You're a Viper Vintage Songs of Sex, Drugs & Cigarettes Amazon
12Louis Armstrong Song Of The Vipers [Album Version] Louis Armstrong: Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man 1923-1934 Amazon
13Lalo Guerrero Marihuana Boogie Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin' [Disc 1] Amazon
14Bette Midler Marahuana Songs For The New Depression Amazon
15Julia Lee Marijuana Kansas City Star [Disc 4] Amazon
16Fats Waller The Reefer Song Last Testament His Final Recor Amazon
17Barney Bigard Sextet Sweet Marihuana Brown The Ultimate 30's & 40's Reefer Songs Amazon
18Larry Adler Smoking Reefers The Ultimate 30's & 40's Reefer Songs Amazon
19Johnny Price Marijuana, The Devil Flower Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
20Johnny Cash Leave That Junk Alone The Man In Black 1954-1958 [Disc 2] Amazon
21Hot Lips Page Feelin' High And Happy Bob Dylan – Radio Radio – Theme Time Radio Hour Volume Four [Disc 3] Amazon
22Ella Fitzgerald When I Get Low I Get High Cryin' Mood Amazon
23Cab Calloway Kickin' The Gong Around The Art Deco Music Collection: Cotton Club Stomp Amazon
24Julia Lee Pipe Dreams Kansas City Star [Disc 5] Amazon
25Tampa Red That Stuff Is Here Tampa Red The Guitar Wizard Amazon
26Cedar Creek Sheik Don't Use That Stuff Never Let The Same Bee Sting You Twice Amazon
27Dick Justice Cocaine Rough Guide To The Blues Songsters Amazon
28Reverend Gary Davis Cocaine Blues Blues And Ragtime Amazon
29Charley Jordan Just A Spoonful Cocaine Blues Amazon
30Slim & Slam Chinatown, My Chinatown Cocaine Blues Amazon
31Dr. John Junko Partner The Ultimate Dr. John Amazon
32The Treniers Hadacole (That's All) They Rock! They Roll! They Swing! Amazon

The River In Music

There are no more essential metaphors to be had in the American story than that of the river. The river is nature’s alliance with mankind and its muse in prose, poetry and song. It is the stuff of dreams, the movement of the clock in Her terms, the news of the day when the banks are breached, and the symbol of biblical ventures of time and home. So we’ll be taking to the river on a Friday in July to feel the warmth of the surface knowing full well that the undercurrent is treacherous and cold beneath the hull. Music this week includes the stories of the Great Flood of 1927 with Barbecue Bob, the baptismal elements from Alison Krauss and Irma Thomas, Central Valley memories from Dave Alvin by way of Merle Haggard, and the poetry of river sounding chants and Paul Robeson’s muscle. Tune in as we drift our way down the Mississippi and beyond on Friday morning on Deeper Roots.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Marilyn Monroe River Of No Return The Essential Marilyn Monroe Amazon
3Charles Colman & William Eaton River Sounding Chant 5- The Long Road To Freedom : An Anthology Of Black Music Amazon
4Paul Robeson Ol' Man River American Songbook Series: Jerome Kern Amazon
5Marian Anderson Deep River Folk Song America-A 20th Century Revival [Disc 1] Amazon
6Mavis Staples In The Mississippi River (Cd) We'll Never Turn Back Amazon
7Johnny Cash Big River Original Greatest Hits Amazon
8The Carter Family River Of Jordan The Carter Family 1927 – 1934 [Disc 1] Amazon
9Alison Krauss Down to the River to Pray O Brother, Where Art Thou? Amazon
10Delmore Brothers Happy on the Mississippi Shores Brown's Ferry Blues Amazon
11Tennessee Ernie Ford with Orchestra & Chorus conducted by Billy May River Of No Return Capitol Records' From The Vaults, Volume 7 – Capitol Goes To The Movies – 1944-55 Amazon
12Louis Armstrong & All His Stars Lazy River The Complete Decca Studio Recordings Of Louis Armstrong And The All Stars [Disc 3] Amazon
13Snooks Eaglin Going to the River Complete Imperial Recordings Amazon
14Fats Domino Going to the River This Is Gold Disc 1 Amazon
15Dr. John Back By The River Mos' Scocious: The Dr. John Anthology [Disc 2] Amazon
16Robert Hicks Mississippi Heavy Water Blues People Take Warning [Disc 2] Man Vs. Nature Amazon
17Slocan Ramblers Mississippi Heavy Water Blues Queen City Jubilee Amazon
18Joe Shores Mississippi Sounding Calls [A-1] Field Recordings, Vol. 3: Mississippi (1936-1942) Amazon
19Jimmie Rodgers Miss The Mississippi And You Recordings 1927 – 1933 [Disc 5] Amazon
20Leon Redbone Mississippi River Blues Double Time Amazon
21Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra Swanee River Swingsation: Jimmie Lunceford Amazon
22Sam Cooke And The Soul Stirrers One More River The Complete Specialty Recordings [Disc 2] Amazon
23Irma Thomas With Henry Butler River Is Waiting Putumayo Presents Rhythm & Blues Amazon
24John Fogerty River Is Waiting Revival Amazon
25Dave Alvin Kern River West of the West Amazon
26Doc Watson Moody River Memories Amazon
27Doc & Merle Watson Deep River Blues Sittin' Here Pickin' the Blues Amazon
28Jorma Kaukonen Red River Blues Blue Country Heart Amazon
29Johnny Rivers Big River The Memphis Sun Recordings Amazon
30The New Christy Minstrels Mighty Mississippi Ramblin' Amazon
31Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Red River Valley 16 Great Songs Of The Old West Amazon

Sister Rosetta

This week’s show celebrates the Godmother of rock ‘n roll who was finally paid tribute with her 2018 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s sanctified electric guitar work not only touched on the cusp of soul and blues, but it foretold what was to come less than a decade later. There were the R&B bands, which she would dabble in (much to the chagrin of her followers), that would also have an impact…but it was her sound that influenced and inspired Elvis, Wanda Jackson, Jerry Lee Lewis, and so many others, even to this day. We’ll take a deep dive into the music and story of this legend including some of those who she would draw her own inspirations from. Tune in.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Sister Rosetta Tharpe Down By the Riverside Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Spirit of Gospel (Vol. 4) Amazon
3Fisk Jubilee Singers Ezekiel Saw De Wheel Folk Blues & Gospel: Will the Circle Be Unbroken Amazon
4Thomas A. Dorsey If You See My Savior Halleluja Gospel & Prayers Amazon
5Golden Gate Quartet Blind Barnabas Mighty Day – 25 Gospel Greats Amazon
6Memphis Minnie I Called You This Morning Queen Of Country Blues Amazon
7Sister O. M. Terrell God's Little Birds Country Gospel 1946-1953 Amazon
8Sister Rosetta Tharpe Didn't It Rain? Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Spirit of Gospel, Vol. 3 Amazon
9Sister Rosetta Tharpe Four or Five Times Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Spirit of Gospel, Vol. 2 Amazon
10Sister Marie Knight And The Sam Price Trio Trouble In Mind Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
11Marie Knight Gospel Train 101 Great Black Gospel, Vol. 1 Amazon
12Sister Rosetta Tharpe Up Above My Head I Hear Music In the Air Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Spirit of Gospel (Vol. 4) Amazon
13Joan Osborne & The Holmes Brothers Nobody's Fault But Mine Shout, Sister, Shout! – A Tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe Amazon
14Sister Rosetta Tharpe Beams of Heaven Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Spirit of Gospel, Vol. 2 Amazon
15Phoebe Snow Beams of Heaven (feat. The Holmes Brothers) Shout, Sister, Shout! – A Tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe Amazon
16Sister Rosetta Tharpe Intro – Didn't It Rain Newport Jazz Festival 7/3/64 Amazon
17Marie Knight Didn't It Rain Shout, Sister, Shout! – A Tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe Amazon
18Sister Rosetta Tharpe 99 1/2 Won't Do Gospel Train Amazon
19Sister Rosetta Tharpe Fly Away Sincerely, Sister Rosetta Tharpe Amazon
20Marion Williams – The Stars Of Faith When I Lay This Body Down Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel, 1945-1958 Amazon
21Mahalia Jackson His Eye Is On The Sparrow Gospels, Spirituals, & Hymns Amazon
22Sister Rosetta Tharpe Two Little Fishes Sincerely, Sister Rosetta Tharpe Amazon
23Fern Jones Strange Things Happening Every Day The Glory Road Amazon
24Brittany Howard That's All Live That's All – RRHOF Amazon
25Sister Rosetta Tharpe That's All Hittin' On All Six: The Charlie Christian Revolution Amazon
26Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Red Foley Have a Little Talk With Jesus 101 Great Black Gospel, Vol. 1 Amazon
27Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us Raising Sand Amazon
28Gospel Hebrews Jesus Is All Over Me Boddie Recording Company: Cleveland, Ohio Amazon
29Louis Armstrong Down By The Riverside Louis And The Good Book Amazon
30The Abyssinian Baptist Gospel Choir I Want To Ride That Glory Train Shakin' The Rafters Amazon
31Sister Rosetta Tharpe The Natural Facts Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Spirit of Gospel (Vol. 4) Amazon

Blues Across Texas

A collection of blues performers almost unparalleled. They grow ’em big down there and the sound of the blues is no different. From Lead Belly to Blind Lemon Jefferson to the Vaughan Brothers, you can’t really capture the breadth and depth of the blues from the state of Texas in one sitting, so we’re only going to do our very best in the show this morning on KOWS. Early blues from Ramblin’ Thomas, Texas Alexander and Bessie Tucker will take us into the seminal country folk blues of Lightnin’ Hopkins and Mance Lipscomb. While we’re name-dropping, how about Bobby “Blue” Bland, T-Bone Walker, Johnny Winter, Albert Collins, Big Mama Thornton, and it doesn’t stop there. There’s a heaping helping of Texas blues coming your way from the KOWS studios located in downtown Santa Rosa.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Blind Lemon Jefferson Matchbox Blues Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey Amazon
3Pee Wee Crayton Do Unto Others Pee Wee's Blues – The Complete Aladdin And Imperial Recordings Amazon
4Johnny Winter Mean Town Blues Legends of Guitar – Electric Blues (Vol. 1) Amazon
5Fenton Robinson Somebody Loan Me A Dime Living The Blues: The 70's Blues Classics Amazon
6Albert Collins Frosty Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 3] Amazon
7Blind Lemon Jefferson See That My Grave Is Kept Clean Black Swan Sampler Amazon
8Ramblin' Thomas Poor Boy Blues Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 3B: Songs Amazon
9Texas Alexander Don't You Wish Your Baby was Built Up Like Mine Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1 (1927 – 1928) Amazon
10J.T. Smith Fools Blues Oxford American Southern Music Texas Amazon
11Bessie Tucker Better Boot That Thing [Take 2] [#] Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order (1928-1929) Amazon
12Lightnin' Hopkins Katie Mae Blues The Very Best Of Lightnin' Hopkins Amazon
13Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson Blues Come To Texas Blues Come To Texas Amazon
14Mance Lipscomb Introduction Ash Grove 12/6/1964 Amazon
15Mance Lipscomb Darktown Strutters' Ball Ash Grove 12/6/1964 Amazon
16T-Bone Walker Cold, Cold Feeling The Complete Imperial Recordings: 1950-1954 [Disc 1] Amazon
17James "Thunderbird" Davis If I Had My Life To Live Over Blues Pajama Party Amazon
18Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown Okie Dokie Stomp ABC Of The Blues Vol 4 Amazon
19Frankie Lee Sims Lucy Mae Blues Blues Masters Vol. 3: Texas Blues Amazon
20Juke Boy Bonner Running Shoes Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock & Roll Volume 2 [Disc 8] Amazon
21Bobby "Blue" Bland Turn On Your Love Light Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 3] Amazon
22Big Mama Thornton Let Your Tears Fall Baby ABC Of The Blues Vol 43 Amazon
23Freddie King Hide Away Ultimate Collection Amazon
24Jimmie Vaughan Don't Cha Know Strange Pleasure Amazon
25Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble Pride And Joy Folk, Gospel & Blues Will The Circle Be Unbroken Disk 2 Amazon
26The Fabulous Thunderbirds She's Tuff Blues Masters, Vol. 9: Postmodern Blues Amazon
27Johnny "Guitar" Watson One Room Country Shack ABC Of The Blues Vol 49 Amazon
28Blind Willie Johnson John The Revelator The Complete Blind Willie Johnson Amazon
29Johnny Copeland Down On Bending Knees Blues Masters Vol. 3: Texas Blues Amazon
30Andrew "Smokey" Hogg I Gotta Ride Texas Guitar Killers Disc 2 Amazon
31Johnny Winter Highway 61 Revisited Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
32Lowell Fulson Blue Shadows A Propoer Introduction to Lowell Fulson Juke Box Shuffle Amazon

Windy and Warm

This morning’s show takes a free form journey across that long grey ribbon of America’s roots highways. We’ll be sharing a coast-to-coast collection of sounds including surf sounds, a tincture of Mose Allison, swamp gold from Cookie and the Cupcakes, folk sounds of Pete Seeger and Malvina Reynolds, forties pop sounds of Johnny Mercer, and highlights from a songwriter you may never have heard of but who made a profound impact across the board: John D. Loudermilk. dusty digital bins. Join Dave Stroud for an eclectic blend of classic soul, folk, rock, jazz, blues, and country on a Friday morning brought to you live from the KOWS studios in the heart of downtown Santa Rosa.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Doc Watson Windy and Warm The Best of Doc Watson: 1964-1968 Amazon
3Barbara Lynn Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye A Good Woman: The Complete Tribe & Jet Stream Singles 1966-1979 Amazon
4Etta James One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) The Essential Etta James [Disc 1] Amazon
5Dinah Washington This Bitter Earth The Essential Dinah Washington: The Great Songs Amazon
6Mose Allison You Call It Joggin' Allison Wonderland: Anthology [Disc 2] Amazon
7Robert Johnson Come on in My Kitchen The Complete Recordings [Columbia] Disc 1 Amazon
8Crosby, Stills & Nash 49 Bye-Byes Crosby, Stills & Nash Amazon
9Louis Armstrong Hobo, You Can't Ride This Train Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 1 Amazon
10John D. Loudermilk Everybody Knows Blue Train Amazon
11Pete Seeger Coyote, My Little Brother God Bless The Grass Amazon
12Malvina Reynolds Little Boxes Folk, Gospel & Blues Will The Circle Be Unbroken Disk 2 Amazon
13Aaron Neville Tell It Like It Is Doctors Professors Kings & Queens: Box New Orleans Amazon
14Cookie & The Cupcakes I Cried Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 1 Amazon
15The Fabulous Thunderbirds Mathilda Essential Fabulous Thunderbirds Amazon
16The Four Tops I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) The Ultimate Collection Amazon
17John Prine If I Could Live on Tour Amazon
18Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers Feat. Jo Stafford Personality Capitol Collectors Series Amazon
19Lloyd Price Stagger Lee Sound Of The City, The – New Orleans [UK] Disc 1 Amazon
20Sir Douglas Quintet She's About A Mover Best Of Sir Douglas Quintet Amazon
21Terry Stafford Suspicion Billboard Top Rock & Roll Hits: 1964 Amazon
22Bruce Springsteen Johnny Bye-Bye Tracks [Disc 2] Amazon
23Chuck Berry You Never Can Tell The Chess Box Disc 2 Amazon
24The Beach Boys Surfin' U.S.A. Red, White & Rock Disc 2 Amazon
25Jerry Lee Lewis/Ringo Starr Sweet Little Sixteen Last Man Standing Amazon
26Dave Edmunds Here Comes the Weekend The Anthology (1968-1990) Disc 1 Amazon
27Elvis Presley Paralyzed 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong: Elvis' Gold Records – Volume 2 Amazon
28Oscar McLollie & His Honey Jumpers All That Oil in Texas Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 1 Amazon
29The Four Clefs I Like Pie, I Like Cake Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 1 Amazon
30Glenn Miller & His Orchestra A String of Pearls The Centennial Collection Disc 1 Amazon
31The Lovin' Spoonful Daydream Daydream [Original LP] Amazon
32The Youngbloods Get Together Get Together: The Essential Youngbloods Amazon
33Nina Simone Feeling Good Compact Jazz Amazon
34Johnny Cash Ring Of Fire Country: The American Tradition [Disc 2] Amazon

Post-War Rhythm & Jive

Somewhere sandwiched between pre-war big band and swing and the rock n’ roll era that erupted in the early fifties, there was foretelling in the sounds of post-war rhythm and blues, honkers and shouters, and jump bands. This week’s show will explore the sounds of post-war with Louis Jordan’s Tympany Five, Bull Moose Jackson, Babs Gonzales, Wynonie Harris, Amos Milburn and a couple dozen others. To say the burner was hot is misunderstanding the situation: it was red hot. Our morning show will have your toes tappin’, your fingers snappin’, and your hips shakin’ as the sounds of post-war rhythm in blues takes you into another Spring day here in Sonoma County. Join in the fun!

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Wild Bill Moore (vocal: Scatman) Rock 'N' Roll Hot R&B and Cool Blues 1946-52 Amazon
3Louis Jordan Ain't That Just Like a Woman Number Ones Amazon
4Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Hungary Man The Best Of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour Vol 2 Amazon
5Buster Bennett Rockin' My Blues Away Chronological Buster Bennett (1945-1947) Amazon
6Bull Moose Jackson Why Don't You Haul Off and Love Me Badman Jackson Thats Me Amazon
7The Charioteers Viddle de Vop Hot Harmony Groups 1932-1951: Vol 2: Viddle de Vop Amazon
8T-Bone Walker T-Bone Shuffle Living The Blues: Blues Greats Amazon
9Louis Jordan Caldonia The Rough and Rowdy Roots of Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 1 Amazon
10Jake Porter Safronia Hot R&B and Cool Blues 1946-52 Amazon
11Julia Lee & Her Boyfriends Mama Don't Allow Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock & Roll Vol 2 [Disc 13] Amazon
12Babs' Three Bips & A Bop (Babs Gonzales) Oo-Pa-Pa-Da Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin' [Disc 1] Amazon
13Pearl Bailey The Hucklebuck Chronological Pearl Bailey (1947-1950) Amazon
14Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson Gonna Send You Where I Got You From Mercury B&R Story '45-'55 – [Disc 1]: Midwest Blues V1 Amazon
15Bull Moose Jackson Keep You're Big Mouth Shut Bad Man Jackson Amazon
16The King Porter Orchestra Chittlin' Ball Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin' [Disc 2] Amazon
17Nellie Lutcher He's a Real Gone Guy Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin' [Disc 2] Amazon
18Cleo Brown Cleo's Boogie Boogie Woogie Gals – 1939-57 Amazon
19Ella Mae Morse A Little Further Down The Road A Piece Singles 2 Amazon
20Julia Lee Oh Chuck It Kansas City Star [Disc 4] Amazon
21Cab Calloway The Calloway Boogie Jukebox Hits 1930-1950 Amazon
22Wynonie Harris All She Wants To Do Is Rock All She Wants To Do Is Rock Amazon
23Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five Chicky-Mo, Craney Crow Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five / 1947 – 1949 Amazon
24Butch Stone & His Orchestra I Got News For You Hot R&B and Cool Blues 1946-52 Amazon
25Amos Milburn Amos' Boogie Amos Milburn Rocks Amazon
26Blue Lu Barker A Little Bird Told Me From The Vaults, Vol 2. 1943-1944 Amazon
27Nellie Lutcher He Sends Me Oxford American 10th Anniversary Southern Music CD [Disc 2] "Past Masters" [2008] Amazon
28Betty Hall Jones Learn To Boogie Boogie Woogie Gals – 1939-57 Amazon
29Mabel Scott Googie Woogie Sleazy Rhythm & Blues Vol. 3 Amazon
30Tiny Davis & Her Orchestra How About That Jive Jumpin' The Blues:MCA Label(ACE CD) Amazon
31Bull Moose Jackson Watch My Signals The Rough and Rowdy Roots of Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 1 Amazon
32Doc Pomus My Good Pott Singer & Songwriter Amazon
33Wynonie Harris Good Rockin' Tonight Complete Jazz Series 1947 – 1949 Amazon
34Little Willie Littlefield Hello Kats Hot R&B and Cool Blues 1946-52 Amazon

Mother’s Day Special

This weekend we observe Mother’s Day, a day that got buried among the many lost celebrations last year due to the pandemic. So it is only fitting that we elevate the gratitude we have this coming Sunday. At Deeper Roots, we’re taking time this Friday to celebrate with only the finest in the many American genres including country, bluegrass, rock, pop vocals, soul, and everything in between…with a little bit of spark thrown in. We’ve got Aretha, The Louvins, Zydeco sounds with Fernest Arceneaux, JJ Cale and Dr. Hook, all in tow to pay tribute to all of those moms out there who play such a big part in our formation as adults. Tune in Friday mornings live from the KOWS studios in the Cherry Street Historic District of Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bill & The Belles Finger Pointin' Mama Dreamsongs, Etc. Amazon
3Nat King Cole My Mother Told Me Chronological Classics: Nat King Cole 1949 Amazon
4J.J. Cale Blues For Mama To Tulsa And Back Amazon
5Paul Simon Mother And Child Reunion Greatest Hits: Shining Like A National Guitar Amazon
6Fernest Arceneaux, The Zydeco All Stars, Rockin' Dopsie, Jr. Don't Tell Your Mother Zydeco Blues Party Amazon
7Miracles If Your Mother Only Knew Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD4) Amazon
8Dee Dee Sharp (That's What) My Mama Said The Best of Dee Dee Sharp Amazon
9The Shirelles Mama Said American Music Library: The Hits Of 1961 Amazon
10Jackie Deshannon Did He Call Today, Mama Breakin' It Up On the Beatles Amazon
11Hello, Dolly! 1994 Broadway Revival Cast Motherhood Hello, Dolly!: The New 1994 Cast Recording Amazon
12Charles Colman & William Eaton Doncha Hear Yo'Po Mother Callin'? 5- The Long Road To Freedom : An Anthology Of Black Music Amazon
13Lou Monte Mama (Mamma) Songs for Pizza Lovers – Lou Monte Sings Amazon
14The Mills Brothers Don't Be Afraid To Tell Your Mother Mills Brothers – Golden Greats Amazon
15The Taylor Brothers Mother's Advice I Heard The Angels Singing : Electrifying Black Gospel From the Nashboro Label 1951-1983 [Disc 3] Amazon
16Sister Rosetta Tharpe I Hear My Mother Call My Name The Original Soul Sister: This Train [Disc 4] Amazon
17Buck Owens Dust On Mother's Bible Dust On Mother's Bible Amazon
18Bonnie Owens Medals for Mothers 1968-1971 (Warped 6947) Amazon
19The Haden Triplets Gray Mother Dreaming The Family Songbook Amazon
20Faron Young Let Old Mother Have Her Way Hello Walls / The Young Approach Amazon
21Mac Wiseman Mother Knows Best 1962-1965 (Warped 6339) Amazon
22The Louvin Brothers God Bless Her ('Cause She Is My Mother) Long Play Collection Amazon
23The Blind Boys of Alabama Let My Mother Live Almost Home Amazon
24Ike & Tina Turner Mamma Tell Him Don't Play Me Cheap Amazon
25Aretha Franklin A Mother's Love Soul Sister Amazon
26B.B. King Nobody Loves Me But My Mother Indianola Mississippi Seeds Amazon
27Earl King Mother Told Me Not To Go Let The Good Times Roll Amazon
28Buddy Guy My Mother The Treasure Untold Amazon
29Leo Welch Mother Loves Her Children Sabougla Voices Amazon
30Chris Smither Every Mother's Son I'm a Stranger Too!/Don't It Drag On Amazon
31Troy Hess Please Don't Go Topless, Mother Hillbillies in Hell Country Musics Tormented Testament Volume 5 Amazon
32Louis Armstrong Blues In The Night (My Mama Done Tol' Me) Blues In The Night: The Johnny Mercer Songbook Amazon
33Ramblin' Jack Elliott Mother, the Queen of My Heart Ramblin' Jack Elliott Sings Woody Guthrie and Jimmie Rodgers Amazon

Honey Don’t

Don’t tell me…it’s theme time but with the negative bent. No, no, no, honey don’t. This week’s show takes on songs of which there is no reduced supply chain: songs that ask us ‘not to’. A somewhat obscure theme, no question, but it’s all about the message after all. We’ll hear a variety of genres this week, all with their warnings prefaced with the contraction “don’t”. We’ll hear from Elvis (a favorite of the idiom), Blue Lu Barker, Julia Lee, Charles Brown, Buddy Emmons, and those representing doo wop, country, early rock, and Americana. All of this coming your way on our first show of May 2021, a rebroadcast of a KOWS show recorded live from the KOWS studios, located in the Cherry Street Historic District of Santa Rosa. Don’t get defensive, it’s all in fun.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Carl Perkins Honey Don't American Roots of the British Invasion Amazon
3Johnny Cash Don't Go Near The Water Ragged Old Flag Amazon
4Elvis Presley Don't Cry Daddy 2nd To None Amazon
5Elvis Presley Don't Elvis Is Back! Amazon
6Elvis Presley Don't Be Cruel Elvis Presley (8 Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles) Amazon
7Fats Domino Don't Come Knockin' They Call Me the Fat Man: The Legendary Imperial Recordings Disc 3 Amazon
8Billy Tate Don't Call My Name (Peacock 1671) R&B Humdingers Volume 11 Amazon
9Shirelles Don't Go Home (My Little Darlin') The Shirelles Amazon
10Lowell Fulson Don't Be So Evil Juke Box Blues 1946-1948 Amazon
11Muddy Waters Don't Go No Farther The Definitive Collection Amazon
12Blue Lu Barker Don't You Make Me High Flashbacks #1 Drug Songs 1917-1944 Amazon
13Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends Don't Come Too Soon Kansas City Blues 1944-1949 Disc 2 Amazon
14Etta James Don't Cry Baby The Essential Etta James [Disc 1] Amazon
15Bee Arnold Don't Do It Daddy Boppin' By The Bayou – Baby Dolls & Drive-Ins Amazon
16Continentals Don't Do It Baby Talkin' Trash: Lookey Dookey Amazon
17The Drifters Don't Dog Me Atlantic Vocal Groups – [Disc 1] – Jumpin' & Bluesy Amazon
18The Penguins Don't Do It Foot Tappin' And Dance At The Screamin' Festival Vol.4 Amazon
19The Band Don't Do It (Baby Don't You Do It) To Kingdom Come [Disc 2] Amazon
20Charles Brown Don't Get Salty Sugar The Classic Earliest Recordings [Disc 3] Amazon
21Ella Fitzgerald Don't Be That Way First Lady of Song Amazon
22June Christy Don't Explain Lady Sings the Blues [Disc 2] Amazon
23Asleep At The Wheel Don't Forget The Trains Collision Course & The Wheel (1977, 78) Amazon
24Grandpa Jones Don't Bring Your Banjo Home Grandpa Jones The Country Music Hall Of Fame Amazon
25The Sons Of The Pioneers Don't Fence Me In Sons Of The Pioneers Amazon
26Bobby Bare Don't Do Like I Done Son Memories – RCA Singles 1962 – 1969 Amazon
27Bobby Bare Jr. Don't Go to Chattanooga A Storm – A Tree – My Mother's Head Amazon
28Solomon Burke Don't Give Up on Me Don't Give Up on Me Amazon
29Nina Simone Don't You Pay Them No Mind Wild Is The Wind/High Priestess Of Soul Amazon
30The Handsome Family Don't Be Scared In the Air Amazon
31J.J. Cale Don't Go To Strangers Naturally Amazon
32Ramones Don't Come Close (Remastered Version ) Road To Ruin: Expanded and Remastered Amazon
33Johnny Burnette Don't Do It The Ballads Of Amazon
34Conway Twitty Don't Cry No More The Rock 'N' Roll Years CD7 Amazon
35Buddy Holly Don't Come Back Knockin' [Album Version] Rave On: The Very Best Of & Amazon